Author Archives: Amber White

Spotlight on Neal Cuthbert: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

At the end of the trail through the forested exhibition area of Franconia Sculpture Park, you will find a new sculpture resembling a chicken coop with a few surprises caged inside. 2017 Open Studio Fellow Neal Cuthbert joined us at the park last fall to create Barn Find, a new sculpture combining four generations of Neal’s family, […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 2: Life as a Professional Artist working in Cast Iron

“Iron casting has melted who I thought I was, and has molded me into who I have become.” -Tamsie Ringler   Welcome to part two of our 2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal blog feature! This week we’re focusing on Life as a Professional Artist Working in Cast Iron, or what I might also refer to as […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 1: The Detailed Process of Casting Iron

Happy New Year from Franconia Sculpture Park! In the dark, cold days of winter, we at Franconia look forward to the infusion of warmth and community that comes with our first big event of the new year: The Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour! Welcome to the first of a two-part blog feature leading up to […]

Spotlight on Leticia Bajuyo: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

Leticia Bajuyo came to Franconia Sculpture Park in the fall as a 2017 Open Studio Fellow. Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Leticia spent most of her childhood across the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2001 and her BFA from the University of Notre Dame in […]

Spotlight on Dream the Combine: Jennifer Newsom & Tom Carruthers

Based in Minneapolis, Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, (Dream the Combine) are a powerful pair who have been creating public art and gallery installations together for several years and recently celebrated the creation and installation of Clearing, their 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellowship project at Franconia Sculpture Park. Clearing consists of a series of large mirrors installed […]

Spotlight on Thomas Putzier: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

Minneapolis-based artist Thomas Putzier began work on Our Crazy Baby, Sugar Shack as a 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship artist. Thomas has been working diligently over the past year to complete this ambitious sculpture/architectural feat; his largest project of his career thus far. At first impression, the 26-foot tall structure appears austere and a bit ominous, but […]

Spotlight on Thomas Matsuda: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

Thomas Matsuda, MA, infuses Buddhist teachings with elemental forces of water, fire, wood, earth, and metal into his large-scale public sculpture and performances. Born in Connecticut and now living in Massachusetts, Thomas has also spent time living with the Diné Navajo in Arizona and lived for thirteen years in Japan during which he apprenticed under […]